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Family Bake Off for Teens

Thursday 21 February 2019
18:30 - 20:30
12 Hours / 6 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

Course description

Max. 1 teen (11+) per adult. An opportunity to spend quality time with your teen, discover different techniques required to produce a range of biscuits, cakes, pastries and breads including an opportunity to have a go at some basic cake decorating. Students will be able to experience a variety of ingredients and explore the use of different baking tins. Copies of the recipes baked each week will be available to take home.

Entry requirements

Lots of enthusiasm and a keen interest in baking. Students will be expected to read and follow simple recipes. Picture, step by step recipes can be produced for those who need extra support.

What you will learn

The course will cover creaming, whisking, rubbing in and melting techniques and include making fairy cakes, shortbread biscuits, breads and buns. Students will also be given the opportunity to experience basic decoration skills. By attending this course, students will be able to increase their confidence in the kitchen.

How you will learn on this course

Tutor demonstration, PowerPoint presentation, one to one support, group discussions and hands on activities.

How you will be assessed on this course

1. State 2 or more ways to work safely and hygienically in a kitchen environment. 2. List the 4 different techniques to make cakes and biscuits. 3. Identify equipment required for weighing and measuring ingredients. 4. Use the creaming method and follow recipes to make small sponge cakes. 5. Make a Swiss roll using the whisking technique. 6. Explain the theory of yeast dough's and state how the temperature of the liquid added can affect the growth of the yeast. 7. Demonstrate 2 ways of testing for cakes to be baked correctly. 8. Demonstrate how to test that bread is baked. 9. Line baking tins and trays to ensure mixtures do not stick. 10. Make and pipe butter icing.

Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)


What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time

Researching recipes.

What you need for your course

The tutor will supply all basic materials required.

What you need to bring to the first class

1. An apron for yourself and your child. 2. A dish cloth. 3. 2 tea towels. 4. A container to take baked goods home in. 5. You also need to wear suitable footwear, flat closed shoes to comply with the college health and safety policy.

What you can do next

Further courses in Family Learning and Neighbourhood Learning are available at The Learning and Enterprise College Bexley - check out the website (www.lecb.ac.uk), phone us on 0203 045 5176 or see our brochure (available in any of our centres). If you need to improve in English or Maths have a look at the level 1 and 2 Functional Skills and GCSE qualifications we have to offer. The college advice and guidance department offers confidential guidance sessions too so if you need further help on where to go from here, get in touch.

Additional information

At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals. All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency. All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and ILP.

Venue information

5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 4EZ Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath. Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422 Car park available onsite. Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed. For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking